Hutter, Mark. 2016. Experiencing Cities. New York: Routledge. Chapter 10: “Seeing” Disorder and the Ecology of Fear.
Desmond, Matthew & Mustafa Emirbayer. 2015. Race in America. New York: W.W. Norton and Company. Chapter 5: Housing
Miglietta, Anton, Antonio Lopez, David Stovall, Emily Williams, et al. 2012. Urban Renewal or Urban Removal: A Grassroots Look at Land Grabs and the Struggle for Home and Community. Chicago: Chicago Grassroots Curriculum Taskforce. Part III: Systematic Segregation and the 3 R’s: Removal, Renewal, and Resistance (1910s to 1950s).
Do not simply reflect on the readings, but also critically deconstruct and evaluate the authors’ larger arguments. You should interrogate the authors’ theses as well as provide in-depth analyses of the strengths and weaknesses of the authors’ arguments. You can also build on previous knowledge by making connections among the readings and/or connecting what you have learned in the readings to course material from other classes. In addition, you should examine your subjectivities in relation to your thoughts about thereadings. For example, how do your race, class, gender, age, etc., impact the way that you evaluate the merits and deficiencies of the authors’ larger arguments.